Family Medicine Leadership Continues on OPCPCC Coordinating Council
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Posted by: Samantha Porter
"The Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (OPCPCC), a coalition of primary care physicians, insurers, employers, consumer advocates, government officials, and public health professionals who have joined forces to create a more effective and efficient model of health care delivery in Ohio, recently appointed new physician leadership to its coordinating council after Ken Bertka, MD, announced that he accepted a new position in Wisconsin to begin in January 2016. Ted Wymyslo, MD, chief medical officer (CMO) for the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers and former director for the Ohio Department of Health has accepted OPCPCC’s invitation to fill Dr. Bertka’s seat on the coordinating council. Dr. Wymyslo also serves as a member of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors.
Dr. Bertka, currently the CMO & vice president at Mercy Health Physicians, will become the first CMO of Integrated Health Network (INH) of Wisconsin, a statewide, FTC-compliant clinically integrated network composed of eight health systems including six faith-based systems headquartered in Milwaukee. IHN covers 44 counties with 45 hospitals and approximately 5,700 physicians in the network. Dr. Bertka shared, “This is bittersweet in as much as I am excited, honored, and humbled to take on this new challenge, I am saddened to leave the work and relationships with organizations like the OPCPCC and the OAFP.”..."